My Piedmont and Oakland Real Estate Adventures. History, Architecture and Homes

 

This classically styled Mediterranean home is found in Piedmont at 1623 Grand Avenue. Ideally located close to the popular shops, stores and restaurants of nearby Rockridge and Piedmont Avenue, it offers impressive curb appeal with its handsomely designed gardens and traditional architecture.  It features 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths for your consideration.  

 A closer view of the garden, and graceful stairs to the door, reveals the attention that has been paid to the Mediterranean concept.  In addition to the tile roof, the graceful flowing lines of the stairwell compliment the varied ironwork railings and gates. Note the graceful dip at the top of the stairs which is an ideal place for a decorative urn. 

 The living room is warm and

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 This handsome home, with its classic traditional architecture, has been impressively updated to combine the best of both past and present eras.  Located at 44 Wildwood Avenue, it features 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, in a spacious 2868 +/- sf of living space.  Ideally situated, it is just minutes from the appealing shops and restaurants of the Grand Lake and Rockridge neighborhoods.  An additional plus is its view of city lights.  

This handsome living room has all the elements present to make every guest feel welcome.  Spacious, and awash with glowing light from its multiple windows, it is anchored by a classic, and very pleasant fireplace which is ideal source of warmth and appeal during a relaxing evening with friends.  It is flanked by two

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  This warm and appealing brown shingle cottage is perfectly designed for those who enjoy being surrounded by nature in its most pleasant form, while being ideally located for shopping, schools and commuting.  Located at 128 Sunnyside Avenue in Piedmont, it is just moments from the Grand Lake, Piedmont Avenue and Rockridge neighborhoods, and yet sits serenely among long established plants, roses, and citrus trees.  It offers 2 bedrooms and 2 baths and 1460 +/- sf of living space.  

The first impression upon entering this charming home is the bright and cheerful ambiance that is achieved by the spacious windows throughout the room.  In fact, the entry way has its own window under which a pleasant bench adds more cheer..  A spacious guest closet, and

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This handsome Piedmont home located at 115 Monticello Avenue, has outstanding curb appeal.  Its impressive architectural design, combined with well established gardens and greenery, make it an outstanding choice.  It offers 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, and approximately 2,774 sf of living space.  

This home is certainly designed for comfort and entertaining.  Virtually every room is inviting and relaxing, with an eye towards flexibility of use.  The living room is exceedingly spacious, and is anchored by a dramatic fireplace.  Additionally, the room is designed to bring light into the house from every angle, and the views of the gardens are ideal.  

 It is hard to miss the extensive effort that was put into this home with regard to

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This handsome home, with its imaginatively styled pediment/column entry way, and upper level wood shingle exterior, is appealing from the start.  Located at 29 Portsmouth Road in Piedmont, it is nestled in among long established trees and plants, and offers a warm and welcoming spot for friends and guests.    Featuring 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, it is ideally located in central Piedmont, and is not far from the shops and stores of Montclair and the Grand Lake area.  

The attractive shade trees provide an outstanding spot for this delightful patio space just outside the front door.  What an special spot for greeting guests with a luncheon, or glasses of  ice tea and lemonade.  

This sparkling and spacious living room is awash in light from

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 This captivating home is imaginative in design, and incorporates indoor and outdoor charm throughout every room.  It offers 4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths, and is located at 68 Wyngaard Avenue in Piedmont.  It is perfectly placed just moments from Montclair, and just a short distance to the shops and restaurants of Grand Lake and Rockridge .  Commuting to Oakland and San Francisco is equally convenient.  

 Guests are welcomed immediately by this delightful patio at the entrance of the home that is made private by the well established trees and flowering plants that surround it.  What a unique spot for a relaxing afternoon lunch or formal tea. 

 Yet another view of the front patio reveals the impressive entryway that features a splendid pediment

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 This handsome home, with its pleasant shade tree at the curb, is classic in its architectural design and floor plan.  Always appealing, it offers a spacious 5 bedrooms, and 2 baths in  approximately 2381 feet of living space. Located at 352 Jerome Avenue, it is close to the many shops and restaurants of both Grand Lake and Rockridge, and is ideally placed for commuting to Oakland or San Francisco. 

This spacious living room, with it charming ambiance and unique central fireplace, is immediately appealing as a spot for entertaining, or just relaxing .  The white wooden trim around the floors, walls and doors contrasts nicely with the richly colored hardwood floors.

 A reverse view shows the entrances to both the formal dining room, and the

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  This beautifully designed ranch home at 61 Arroyo Avenue is impressive from the moment you arrive. The gardens, trees and flowering plants that line the handsome brick walkways are exceptional and welcoming.  It offers 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in a pleasant 2284 +/-sf of living space.  Ideally located near Piedmont's Dracena Park, it is just minutes away from the shops and restaurants of Montclair and Rockridge.  

 The living room is filled with light from front windows that run the length of the room.  Anchored by a very expansive central fireplace, with its sweeping white surround, the charm of the room is enhanced by the exposed beam ceiling, with its impressive central beam .   

The floor plan of this very gracious ranch home is

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  This light filled mid-century modern home is ideally located just minutes from downtown Piedmont, and nearby Montclair at 5 Calvert Court in Piedmont. It represents all that is desired in a home of this design--walls of glass, open space, and integration with nature.  It offers a very appealing 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths in approximately 3149 sf of living space.  

The opening view of the enclosed patio/courtyard combines with the view above of the living room, to illustrate the smooth transition between the indoor and the outdoor living spaces.  No matter what the season, the views are always changing and restful.  

The interior view heightens the sense of space and light.  The lightly colored hardwood floors, the subtle recessed lighting,

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 This exceptional home, located at 71 Lakeview Avenue, Piedmont, features all of the best elements of immediate curb appeal. While the building is stunning architecturally, it is also surrounded by well thought out gardens that only highlight its stature.  Offering 4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths, its Mediterranean design is immediately apparent in its beautiful tile roof, wrought iron decorative railings and balcony, and tiered gardens.  

This graceful stairway to the house, features handsome brick steps, and two curved entryway pillars that are just perfect for vases filled with decorative plants.  Further up, matching wrought iron railings surround a very spacious entryway.  

 The dramatic front door of glass and elaborate wrought iron trim,

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